By Jesse P. Karlsberg

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Dearborn. S.P.M.

An A minor fuging tune in 4/4 time. Composed 2008.

Text from Timothy Dwight, 1800.

Listen to recordings:

  • Berkshire Foothills Composium, 2008

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I wrote Dearborn in one sitting in November of 2008 in Troy, NY. The song is named for Dearborn, Michigan, home town of Aldo Ceresa, who selected the text.

Originally titled Ceresa, a title I've since given to a more recent tune, Dearborn was sung at the composiums at the 2008 Berkshire Foothills singing and the 2009 Midwest Convention.


When men of mischief rise
In secret 'gainst the skies,
Thy hand shall sweep them to the grave;
And Oh! beyond the tomb,
How dreadful is their doom,
Where not a hand is reached to save!